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    What are you hoping to see from Big XII teams in Week 8?

    Texas and K-State have byes. So only three other conference games going on this week. What are you hoping to see?

    Texas Tech @ West Virginia. 11AM on FS1. Line is Texas Tech -6
    I want to see total domination by Texas Tech. If they run West Virginia off the field, scoring at will and keeping WVU off the board I'll start to feel pretty good about our chances of winning a few games down the stretch in conference (and even better about our game with Baylor Saturday evening). Because that kind of win would do two things. It would validate our loss against Tech (because it would mean we'd played them closer than anyone and that their defense is actually legit) and it would also be the kind of loss that could send WVU into a tailspin for the second half of the season.

    I can't believe the line on this game is so low.

    TCU @ Oklahoma State. 11AM on Fox. Line is TCU -7.5
    I'm a little torn here because we haven't played either team and neither has either of our in conference opponents. So I think what I'd like to see here is TCU winning a high scoring game. Because that would make me think that both defenses, who have played well so far this season, are more questionable than they have appeared.

    Oklahoma @ Kansas. 2:30PM on ESPN. Line is Oklahoma -23
    I'll be pulling for a Kansas upset, or at least keeping it close. We know Kansas is bad. So a win by Kansas would imply that so is Oklahoma. And if Kansas's 111th ranked offense can score against Oklahoma, then so can we.



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    Re: What are you hoping to see from Big XII teams in Week 8?

    F KU. I hope Oklahoma beats them by 50.



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    Re: What are you hoping to see from Big XII teams in Week 8?

    Quote Originally Posted by Judoka View Post
    Texas Tech @ West Virginia. 11AM on FS1. Line is Texas Tech -6
    What I am getting from this line is that WV gets like 14 points for playing at home.



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    Re: What are you hoping to see from Big XII teams in Week 8?

    Quote Originally Posted by Judoka View Post
    Texas and K-State have byes. So only three other conference games going on this week. What are you hoping to see?

    Texas Tech @ West Virginia. 11AM on FS1. Line is Texas Tech -6
    I want to see total domination by Texas Tech. If they run West Virginia off the field, scoring at will and keeping WVU off the board I'll start to feel pretty good about our chances of winning a few games down the stretch in conference (and even better about our game with Baylor Saturday evening). Because that kind of win would do two things. It would validate our loss against Tech (because it would mean we'd played them closer than anyone and that their defense is actually legit) and it would also be the kind of loss that could send WVU into a tailspin for the second half of the season.

    I can't believe the line on this game is so low.

    TCU @ Oklahoma State. 11AM on Fox. Line is TCU -7.5
    I'm a little torn here because we haven't played either team and neither has either of our in conference opponents. So I think what I'd like to see here is TCU winning a high scoring game. Because that would make me think that both defenses, who have played well so far this season, are more questionable than they have appeared.

    Oklahoma @ Kansas. 2:30PM on ESPN. Line is Oklahoma -23
    I'll be pulling for a Kansas upset, or at least keeping it close. We know Kansas is bad. So a win by Kansas would imply that so is Oklahoma. And if Kansas's 111th ranked offense can score against Oklahoma, then so can we.
    I would think the TTU-WVU line is so low because noone knows what to think of WVU so far. They have played fairly well at home, played OU well on the road, but got destroyed by Maryland on a neutral field and by Baylor on the road. I'm not sure I'd put too much stock in the outcome of that game, since WVU is so inconsistent. At this point, I'm still pretty confident that we'll beat them.

    Don't see TCU @ OSU being a high scoring game, but I'd expect the score to be in the 20s to low 30s. Given their defense and tempo, its not likely OSU will score much more than that. And BTW, the line is OSU -7.

    I agree with Omaha Cy, I hope OU rolls KU.



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    Re: What are you hoping to see from Big XII teams in Week 8?

    Why are you guys hoping Oklahoma rolls KU? I'd much rather see an Oklahoma that looks down and vulnerable than see KU embarrassed for the 1,000th time.



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    Re: What are you hoping to see from Big XII teams in Week 8?

    Who in their right mind would want to see ou win period? Is their 70 wins against us not enough?


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    Re: What are you hoping to see from Big XII teams in Week 8?

    Plus the whole point of the question is what are you "hoping" to see. As in what outcomes would be best for Iowa State. A bad Oklahoma is better for Iowa State than a good Oklahoma.



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    Re: What are you hoping to see from Big XII teams in Week 8?

    Quote Originally Posted by Judoka View Post
    Why are you guys hoping Oklahoma rolls KU? I'd much rather see an Oklahoma that looks down and vulnerable than see KU embarrassed for the 1,000th time.
    I don't think an OU blowout would say anything at all about Oklahoma, and I don't believe that OU winning a close one or even losing would improve our chances against OU.

    I don't want KU to start gaining confidence any time soon. Right now, I'd have to say their defense is better than ours. Our offense is better, but its not like our offense is a juggernaut. We certainly should win, but they're capable of beating us if things go their way. I want them to stay down.



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